Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
Martin Luther King Jr., ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’, 16 April 1963
There are a number of pieces of UK legislation that are specifically concerned with cyber security, and also regulations and directives from the EU that have or may be placed with the UK’s legislative framework.
The Computer Misuse Act 1990
This was introduced in response to a High Court decision to overturn the conviction of Robert Schifreen and Steven Gold, who in 1985 gained unauthorised access to BT’s Prestel electronic mail system, and eventually accessed ...